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Late Van Persie strike earns cup replay

Late Van Persie strike earns cup replay (©GettyImages)
Late Van Persie strike earns cup replay (©GettyImages).

Robin van Persie came off the bench to score a last-minute equaliser as Manchester United rescued a 2-2 draw at West Ham after Joe Cole had delivered a vintage display on his return to Upton Park in a thrilling FA Cup third-round tie.

Cole, 31, returned to his boyhood club on a free transfer from Liverpool this week, and rolled back the years as he set up a double for defender James Collins with superb crosses from the left flank in each half to turn the tie around after Tom Cleverley had fired United into the lead on 23 minutes.

However, as the clocked ticked into stoppage time, Dutchman Van Persie, who had started on the bench, ghosted into the right side of the penalty area, before drilling a low shot into the bottom corner to force a replay.

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Topics:
Robin Van Persie
Joe Cole
Football
Premier League
Manchester United
James Collins
FA Cup
Tom Cleverley
Liverpool

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